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Drug target for Alzheimer’s disease has dual action

September 24, 2019

UQ researchers have discovered a potential drug target for Alzheimer’s disease — an enzyme which has effects on…
Peptide hydrogels could help heal traumatic brain injuries

August 29, 2019

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) –– defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal…
A novel cellular process to engulf nano-sized materials

August 19, 2019

Nanometers are one billionth of a meter, a metric typically used to measure molecules and scientific building blocks…
‘Limitless Potential’ of Artificial Protein Ushers in New Era of ‘Smart’ Cell Therapies

July 25, 2019

Medicine has a “Goldilocks” problem. Many therapies are safe and effective only when administered at just the right…
A peptide against cannibalism

April 17, 2019

A worm whose favorite dish is – of all things – worm larvae has to take great care…
Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show

April 17, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a disease of aggregation. Neurons in the human brain make a protein called amyloid beta. Such proteins…
Neutrons—Fighting superbugs

March 6, 2019

As the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs threatens public health, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Shuo Qian…
Immune system’s front-line defense freezes bacteria in their tracks

January 13, 2019

In the moments leading up to assault by a short, peculiar peptide, the bacteria are happily growing, their…
The peptides in this highly ordered two-dimensional array avoid the expected nucleation barrier by assembling in a row-by-row fashion. Credit: PNNL
Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time

December 8, 2018

Confirming a century-old prediction could help scientists construct new classes of materials A new collaborative study led by…
Promising new therapy spares muscle loss in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

October 3, 2018

A promising therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) developed by University at Buffalo researchers is moving closer to…
The Shape in Water: First Nanometer-Scale Measurements of the Folded Structure of Biomolecules in Liquids

July 24, 2018

NIST-developed method could provide new insights into Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Tinkering with a method they helped develop…
Beef peptides block bitter tastes

June 12, 2018

From burgers to steaks, beef has a long history of being a delicious part of dinner. But what…
Nature’s defence mechanisms can reduce the use of antibiotics

June 6, 2018

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health according to the World Health Organization, WHO.…
Artificial antimicrobial peptides could help overcome drug-resistant bacteria

April 17, 2018

During the past several years, many strains of bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and very few…
Peptide-based biogenic dental product may cure cavities

April 13, 2018

Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild…
Chemical attraction gives rattlesnake peptide the bite on superbugs

March 15, 2018

Researchers have shown why a fragment of a protein from the venom gland of rattlesnakes could be the…
CHO and Tell

February 23, 2018

NIST’s peptide library for Chinese hamster ovary cells could accelerate medical advances. Although few people realize it, modern…
Peptide Improves Glucose and Insulin Sensitivity, Lowers Weight in Mice

February 8, 2018

Treating obese mice with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose…
Biologists’ new peptide could fight many cancers

January 16, 2018

MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers,…
New Method of Stabilizing Peptides Opens the Door to Better Therapeutic and Imaging Techniques

December 8, 2017

For many people with advanced Type 2 diabetes, taking insulin is a regular part of their routine, helping…
Nanofiber sutures promote production of infection-thwarting peptide

October 20, 2017

Loading nanofiber sutures with vitamin D induces the production of an infection-fighting peptide, new research shows. The discovery…
Modified peptides could boost plant growth and development

October 10, 2017

An Australian study of peptide hormones critical for plant development could result in enhanced agricultural yields, benefits to…
New technology can detect tiny ovarian tumors

April 11, 2017

Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at such late stages that patients’ survival rates are poor. However, if the…
New technology offers fast peptide synthesis

February 28, 2017

Manufacturing small proteins known as peptides is usually very time-consuming, which has slowed development of new peptide drugs…
A rising peptide: Supercomputing helps scientists come closer to tailoring drug molecules

January 27, 2017

A team of researchers led by biophysicists at the University of Washington have come one step closer to…
Human cells with a ‘built-in circuit’ help prevent tumour growth

November 25, 2016

Researchers at the University of Southampton have engineered cells with a ‘built-in genetic circuit’ that produces a molecule…
Team finds new way to attach lipids to proteins, streamlining drug development

November 23, 2016

Protein-based drugs are used in the treatment of every kind of malady, from cancer to heart disease to…
Algorithm for predicting protein pairings could help show how living systems work

September 24, 2016

An algorithm which models how proteins inside cells interact with each other will enhance the study of biology,…
Super-stable peptides might be used to create ‘on-demand’ drugs

September 16, 2016

Scientists at the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design have shown it is possible to create small, hyperstable…
New research shows it is easier for females to gain weight

February 1, 2016

Research by the team, led by Professor Lora Heisler from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, could…
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